So we are coming down to the final days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is always the best way to cop new fall merchandise at discounted prices. This is always the time that I like to stock up, and Nordstrom did a great job of including pieces to wear now as well as great fall staples for later. Staying pretty true to myself, I picked up items in my classic color scheme of navys, greys, and blacks knowing these are the exact colors I constantly reach for and tend to fit in perfectly with what I already own.
When good denim is on sale, it is always smart to stock up, especially if you have a brand or fit that is your go to. For me, that is the Rag & Bone Fit 2 — the slim fit and rise have been perfected to be the most comfortable jeans that I own. So, I picked up two pair of the Fit 2 in both blue and black. The denim is soft, but not worn and both colors can be worn all year. I also grabbed this pair from Naked and Famous that has more of a selvedge feel, which will be perfect to break in over the next year.
Definitely items that you will buy for the future, but snagging cold weather pieces at markdown prices right now is a smart move to be prepared for that first cold snap. This jacket from Billy Reid was a perfect addition to pretty much anything I will be wearing this fall. The easy color and contrasting leather collar gives a nice elevated feel and has great weight (not too heavy) –perfect with denim and a lightweight sweater later this fall. I also grabbed this bomber from Topman that added a modern nod to camo, but without feeling like I am on a hunting trip. The bomber has been the go-to jacket, and this one has just the right amount of edge for great layering.
I am always on the search for a new pair of sneakers, and when I saw these Vans Old Skool in blue suede I knew I would wear them a ton this fall. The modern color on this classic skate shoe feels completely different from the traditional black and white and also feels a little less casual.
I also grabbed these textured black leather high tops from TCG. I have a couple other shoes from TCG and love their design and material choices — they hold up great and always look super sharp. Plus, I love the modern feel of the grey midsoles here– still a contrast to the uppers, but not as stark as classic white. AND, if you’re adding to your sneaker collection, this is also the perfect time to pick up a shoe tree to help your new shoes keep their shape. These cedar shoe trees help reduce creasing after wear and also reduce moisture and odor.
Long gone are the days where office attire is strictly a white button down with navy blazer, and even though I don’t go into an office everyday, I still like to put in the effort. Knitwear, like a polo or henley, can be a great option for work. Worn under a blazer or with slacks, good knits can help give some style to your every day wear (These are also the shirts that I tend to wear off duty as well). Vince and Rag & Bone tend to be my go to for these pieces, and the sale offerings here are great. I love that both brands keep things simple, but truly pay attention to the fit and fabric details. I also picked up this Billy Reid henley, which has a great fit and looks sharp.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is only through this coming Sunday, August 6, and prices will go up Monday. Do you future self a favor and pick up some fall merch on discount… and maybe some things for now too.
Shop The Look
Rag & Bone Fit 2 Denim
Naked and Famous Skinny Fit Jeans
Topman Camo-Print Bomber
Billy Reid Quilted Shirt Jacket
Vans Old Skool Sneakers
TCG Porter High Tops
Nordstrom Men’s Shop Cedar Shoe Tree
Rag & Bone Jersey Polo
Billy Reid Striped Henley
Vince Hooded Pullover